Moose I have the exact same thing going on except I've had it for over a week now and it's not getting better. I've never been so tired in my life. And yeah, just going up the stairs to my bedroom has me gasping. I did get some antibiotics and an inhaler because the doc felt it was turning into bronchitis. I thought it was just a bad cold till I read the flu description but yeah I have everything on that list except for the fever.
Funny thing is I got a milder version of this (and bronchitis) immediately after my flu shot as well, back around Dec. 1. That cleared up and I was good for about 2 weeks and then BAM I got hit with it big time and this time it's knocked me out.
I am so grossed out by the thought of boiled onion and honey. OMG that sounds so nasty.